Reporter - KSLA
Destinee Patterson joined KSLA News 12 in July of 2020.
Destinee is new to southern living, but visited Louisiana and Texas several times growing up. She's originally from Schaumburg, Ill. (a suburb outside of Chicago), but always knew she wanted to venture out and experience different parts of the country.
She started her journalism career at KOMU 8 News in mid-Missouri, covering everything from the exoneration trials of Jonathan Irons to the student outcry of racial injustice on Mizzou's campus to the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on real estate and unemployment.
Destinee graduated from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism with honors, majoring in Convergence Journalism and minoring in sociology and Spanish. During her time there, she also interned at ABC 7 Chicago and contributed to Cheddar News and Columbia Missourian.
A proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Destinee is also a spring 2019 initiate of the Epsilon Psi chapter, formerly serving as journalism and publicity co-chair and parliamentarian.
When she's not reporting, you can find Destinee cuddled up with a romance novel, watching a musical, trying new food, or hopping on a plane to travel the world.